“…I hereby confirm that at Autobarn Dubbo we have purchased and recently installed a 40kw Solar system onto our shop roof in Dubbo through BMC Energy Systems.

This week I received my first account for electricity since the installation and am delighted to say that my $8400 bill for 3 months up to May 2013(average 273kw/day at a cost of $103 per day) has been replaced by a $40 credit for 1.5 months ending 30th June (average 63kw at a cost of 26.31 per day).

To achieve this fantastic result, Barry came to Dubbo, studied our previous electricity usage and charges and consulted with me on ways to reduce our usage by changing all of our fluoro and Hi bay lights to LED….”

autObarn - Dubbo

Energy efficiency was one of the major considerations. The cost of power has increased by up to 90% over the past few years, and with the extended opening hours of the store, this was an area that was highlighted as a primary target.

Neil’s major objective was to reduce current and projected energy costs and also reduce the stores carbon footprint.

Project Savings Options-40kW Solar System

Consideration was given for the utilisation of the savings generated from the contract and light retrofit. A recommendation for a 40kW solar system was proposed. The system would potentially generate 47,000kWh and save $18,000 in power costs under the original power contract. BMC Energy Systems was engaged manage the design, engineering, supply and installation of a 40kW system.